Venus on Some April Eve
By Don IannoneBrilliant beacon Venus glows
like some ancient golden coin
in the dark northwest sky.
Wedded as she is to the sun,
she never strays from his side
for more than a moment.
she gazes down
upon her impatient earthly sister,
who like some blue-green cat's eye,
stares back at her golden luster.
Always brighter than the brightest star,
she casts her light for all to see
like a transiting soul off to Heaven.
A wandering star to many she seems,
those knowing her best will forever attest
her eternal celestial family ties.
Helpless I am
to stray from her midst--
for in her shadow
my heart hangs deep.
And to her always I shall look
for sacred beauty and love.